NSQG maintains a library of books and magazines for its members’ use and enjoyment. They are stored on two-wheeled book carts and coded and arranged by subject. At present, there are approximately 750 items in the Library, including both books and magazine subscriptions to American Quilter, Australian Patchwork & Quilting and Quilting Arts.
Each year, the Guild generously supports its Library by funding the purchase of newbooks. Each month, new items can be found on a specially marked Library Table at general meetings.
New Resources – October 2012
We have a number of new books and DVDs:
- The Natural World: Art Quilt Portfolio by Martha Sielman
- Sliver Quilts by Lisa O’Neill
- Wearable Waves: Delightful Designs for Quilted Jackets and Vests by Karen Eckmeier (Karen donated this book to our Library!)
- Quilted Symphony by Gloria Loughman
Using the Library
Borrowing Books and Magazines
At the monthly general meetings, from September through May, any member in good standing (dues paid and no fines or books outstanding) can borrow up to three items. Just bring your choices to the library table, sign the book card on the inside back of the book or magazine, and enjoy.
Returning Books and Magazines
All borrowed items must be returned at the next general meeting. If you can’t attend the next meeting, ask a friend to return your book for you. You can also call the Librarian and arrange to send her the books by mail. There are penalties for overdue items, so staying current is a good idea. One important point – absolutely no items can be kept over the summer. All items must be returned by the June meeting!
Annual Book Sale
At the June meeting there is a sale of donated books, magazines, patterns, and notions. The money raised helps to defray the cost of books and magazines purchased during the year. View your quilting “stuff” with a critical eye and set aside those appropriate items you may no longer have a use for – someone else is sure to find them a treasure.
The library is happy to accept donations of books we do not yet have. Perhaps there’s a gap in our library that you could help fill!
Your librarian is always available to answer any questions you may have. Consider volunteering to help at the Library Table – it’s a great way to meet people!